Friday, December 28, 2012

Torture testing the Microsoft Surface tablet

Interesting.  The Microsoft Surface gets put through the paces.  If they really wanted to test it, they should have left it with a 5 year old for a week.


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Monitors Needed

Monitors needed.  LG, Planar, HP, Dell, Viewsonic, V7, Lenovo, Acer, Asus, Samsung, Sharp, et al, listen up.

must be 20" plus
must have HDMI, VGA, Displayport, DVI-D connections- and include the damn cables
must be multi-touch capable
must have wireless built in
must have some processing capabilities
if Windows 8 is too much to ask for, then at least Android. 
Must be no more than $150.00.  If they can build tablets for $75 then a 20+ inch monitor with the same capabilities is not much of a stretch.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012



, HD Guru

LG’s latest projector system is powered by freaking lasers

Until now, all consumer front projector systems produced light using lamps or in rare cases LEDs. The new LG HECTO FP system, on the other hand, uses lasers for illumination instead. Yes, lasers.

As LG announced on Wednesday, the new projector system uses lasers and a Texas Instruments DLP chip to form images. Typical home front projectors require around a 9 to 12 foot distance from the lens to a 100-inch screen. The LG HECTO requires only a 22-inch throw to fill the screen and can be placed on the floor or the mounted to the ceiling.

The LG HECTO Laser Projection TV will be sold as a complete system with a 100-Inch diagonal screen, a built-in ATSC TV tuner, HDMI switching and a Wi-Fi connection for streaming video.


Mapping the 2013 Tablet Wars

Mapping the 2013 tablet wars

Date: Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 7:22am PST
Price wars and patent battles were among the big trends in the tablet market in 2012, and this year it seemed that no matter what tablet a customer bought, they were in one of three ecosystems - Apple, Android or Windows 8.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Leap Motion

Awesome cool technology

Control your computer with gestures.  Like in that Tom Cruise, Samantha Morton movie, Minority Report.  Very cool!  Add that to my Christmas list, along with Dragon.


Friday, December 21, 2012

HP 6560B $599


ProBook 6560b - 15.6" - Core i5 2450M - Windows 7 Professional 64-bit - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD

HP ProBook 6560b - Core i5 2450M / 2.5 GHz - Windows 7 Professional 64-bit - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD - DVD SuperMulti DL - 15.6" HD anti-glare wide 1366 x 768 / HD - Intel HD Graphics 3000 - tungsten - Smart Buy

PC Mall Part #: 9003789
Mfr. Part #: A7J97UT#ABA

HP ProBook 6560b - 15.6" - Core i5 2450M - Windows 7 Professional 64-bit - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD A7J97UT#ABA

HP ProBook 6560b - 15.6" - Core i5 2450M - Windows 7 Professional 64-bit - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD A7J97UT#ABA

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


MacMall is a reseller of computers manufactured by Apple Inc., such as the MacBook and iMac, with both an online store and brick-and-mortar locations. They buy Apple products in bulk, which allows them to sell them at a volume discount, and are one of the only companies authorized by Apple Inc. to do so. They also sell accessories for other Apple products, like iPods and iPhones. MacMall is a wholly owned subsidiary of PC Mall, which is a NASDAQ traded company.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Barclays Buys 8500 iPads

By for Between the Lines |

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

HP StoreServ 7000 - 3Par

HP Expands Midrange 3PAR Storage Portfolio with StoreServ 7000 Tier 1 Solutions
HP's 3PAR StoreServ Storage lineup has been enhanced with systems and functionality to better support midmarket organizations adopting virtualization and cloud computing. Today’s announcement includes details about HP’s new 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Storage systems as well as resiliency and quality-of-service updates to the HP 3PAR Operating System Software.

HP adds 3PAR StoreServ 7000 for midrange, file and object storage:

Hewlett-Packard (HP) Co. today launched two lower-end midrange 3PAR storage arrays and a new big data and archiving platform in hopes of reversing its declining storage sales.
HP is extending 3PAR, its one successful storage platform, to cover the lower end of the midrange through the enterprise. The new systems are also available as all-flash arrays, and HP is also offering a migration path from its aging enterprise virtual arrays (EVAs) to 3PAR.
The new HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage 7000 series includes the 7200 and 7400 models. The other new product is the HP StoreAll Storage system for unstructured data. HP also enhanced its StoreOnce 2000 and 4000 backup deduplication disk target appliances.